Professor Walter Godchaux III passed away on July, 14, 2009. You can view his obituary here and post your own remembrances below by adding a comment.
I recall that Walter was a winner of MIT's Goodwin Medal:
“The Goodwin Medal together with a cash prize may be awarded in any year (but not necessarily in every year) to a graduate student who is also a member of the academic staff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in recognition of conspicuously effective teaching.”
The prize's 500 dollars were a lot of money in those days.